Drink

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Chapel Brewing

Chapel Brewing’s theme can be described as one of transformation. Built in 1880 as a village hall and jail, the historic building in Dundas, … [Read more]

Now Open: Shakopee Brewhall in downtown Shakopee

In the fall of 2010, Ryan Lindquist and Damon Schuler toured Lift Bridge Brewing with their wives. During their tour, the pair looked around and … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Shakopee Brewhall debuts, plus ABR and other big beer events bring fresh flavors

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The … [Read more]

Drekker Brewing to open ‘destination brewery and taproom’ next summer

Drekker Brewing, the Fargo-based craft brewery, announced Wednesday that it is building a new destination brewery and taproom. The historic … [Read more]

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Food

The Mill: NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar opens October 9, Basement Bar not long after

September 13—September 19 Going for a bit of a “where everyone knows your name” vibe, NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar will open its doors to the public on … [Read more]

Minnesota Spoon: Back to the Stone Age with Twin Cities bakers embracing Old World traditions

If you’ve ever gotten used to the taste of Folgers coffee—as I have, intermittently, during life’s dark stretches—and then opened a bag of … [Read more]

Back on the Farm: Cultivating the next crop of farmers

Jim Weninger has been an Agriculture Education instructor and Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, … [Read more]

One Dough Three Ways: Versatile baking with Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg

Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg met in their children’s toddler music class and bonded over a shared passion for food. Zoë is a trained pastry chef … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Extreme Duluth: 4 rides perfect for mountain bikers of all levels

Duluth is a bike city. Yes, it has the big lake, and a number of monikers that come along with it. But in recent years the City on a Hill has utilized its topography to become a major biking destination—that is, for those who enjoy riding them down … [Read more]

The Mill: Lenny Russo lands at the Commodore, Octo Fishbar opening October 10

September 6—September 12 Chef Lenny Russo is on the map again as head of the kitchen at The Commodore Bar and Restaurant in St. Paul. Russo's reputation precedes him; he is a six-time James Beard nominee, author of “Heartland: Farm-Forward Dishes … [Read more]

Riding for art: 410’s Project Bike to showcase 10 Minnesota artists

For 10 days this past July, Dana Sikkila was pedaling her bike up country roads and down trails across Minnesota on a 501-mile bike tour. With a bike trailer and camera crew in tow, she was on a mission to meet with 10 artists spread across the … [Read more]

Tunes & Trade-offs: How to minimize your ecological footprint when it comes to music

Your prized Bob Dylan vinyl suffers a fatal scratch. You clean out your childhood closet and uncover all your N*SYNC and Hanson CDs. Before you toss them, here’s one thing to consider: Mother Nature doesn’t want your music junk, either. The EPA … [Read more]

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